Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) http://www.kunc.org en The Shutdown's Squeeze On Science And Health http://www.kunc.org/post/shutdowns-squeeze-science-and-health In addition to shutdowns of <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/09/30/227884483/the-shutdown-a-guide-to-what-would-and-wouldnt-close">national parks</a> (including Alcatraz Island and Yosemite) and the supplemental nutrition program for <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/01/228159840/shutdown-leaves-program-feeding-women-and-infants-in-lurch">women, infants and children</a>, the mandatory furloughs are affecting a <a href="http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/contingency-plans">wide range of government</a> science and health agencies. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 22:52:00 +0000 50288 at http://www.kunc.org The Shutdown's Squeeze On Science And Health Federal Court Says U.S. Must Complete Yucca Mountain Review http://www.kunc.org/post/federal-court-says-us-must-complete-yucca-mountain-review A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the Obama administration is breaking the law by delaying its review of a plan to store nuclear waste in Nevada. Tue, 13 Aug 2013 16:50:00 +0000 Eyder Peralta 48299 at http://www.kunc.org Are Mini-Reactors The Future Of Nuclear Power? http://www.kunc.org/post/are-mini-reactors-future-nuclear-power The U.S. government is investing millions of dollars in what it considers a promising new industry for American manufacturing: nuclear reactors. The plan is to build hundreds of mini-reactors, dot them around the U.S. and export them overseas.<p>Development of these reactors are already in the works, and at one office park in Lynchburg, Va., where one of these reactors is being assembled, the traditional signs of nuclear reactors are nowhere to be found. Mon, 04 Feb 2013 08:33:00 +0000 Ben Bradford 39680 at http://www.kunc.org Are Mini-Reactors The Future Of Nuclear Power? Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam http://www.kunc.org/post/ruling-could-help-break-nuclear-waste-logjam The federal government promised almost 30 years ago to find a place to bury nuclear waste from power plants. It hasn't. So the waste is piling up at power plants around the country.<p>Now a federal court says the government must prove that this temporary solution is truly safe. The decision could help break the nuclear-waste logjam.<p>Most people agree that used nuclear fuel, which is highly radioactive, needs to be disposed of forever. But that's proving easier said than done. The government spent billions digging a giant hole for waste at Yucca Mountain in Nevada. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:12:00 +0000 Christopher Joyce 28793 at http://www.kunc.org Ruling Could Help Break The Nuclear-Waste Logjam Top Stories: Private Rocket Launched Into Space; Checking Iran's Nuclear Program http://www.kunc.org/post/top-stories-private-rocket-launched-space-checking-irans-nuclear-program Good morning - here are some of the leading headlines we're following today:<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/22/153263215/picture-perfect-launch-for-private-rocket-headed-to-space-station">'Picture Perfect Launch' For Private Rocket Headed To Space Station</a>.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/05/22/153265129/deal-reached-on-probe-of-irans-nuclear-program-iaea-chief-says">Deal Reached On Probe Of Iran's Nuclear Program, IAEA Chief Says.</a><p>Memorial Walk, Moment Of Silence Planned For Joplin On First Anniversary Of Devastating Tornado. Tue, 22 May 2012 12:21:00 +0000 Korva Coleman 27670 at http://www.kunc.org